T-Mobile launches first 5G-enabled drone for immersive FPV broadcasting

Key Insights and Signals in Telecommunication

Mergers and Acquisitions
Israel’s Bezeq Telecom to spinoff ICT business unit
 The transferred activity will be spun off following the regulatory provisions and subject to the completion of the structural change, which shall be established and wholly owned by the company. Read More>>
Cisco buys Epsagon for USD 500 Mn
Epsagon develops software-as-a-service (SaaS) automated end-to-end monitoring technologies for serverless cloud-based systems, specializing in monitoring and tracing for microservices and cloud-based applications. Read More>>
Avaya acquires contact center developer CTIntegrations
CTIntegrations provides Avaya with additional digital capabilities for its extensive contact center customer base and further enhances the Avaya OneCloud AI-powered experience platform. Read More>>
Telefonica, Stc collaborate to strengthen advanced cybersecurity
Telefonica Tech, and ATCSC, the cybersecurity arm of Saudi Arabia’s Stc, have signed a strategic agreement to enhance advanced cybersecurity solutions through the joint development of new products and services by combining their capabilities. Read More>>
T-Mobile and Drone Racing League launch their first 5G-enabled drone
As part of a broad-reaching partnership to advance 5G-powered drone technology, the drone will bring sports fans closer to the action than ever, streaming high-definition, immersive First Person View (FPV) race footage to broadcasters via T-Mobiles 5G wireless network. Read More>>
Inmarsat introduces ELERA, a global network for IoT and mobility customers
Inmarsat unveiled ELERA – a worldwide network suited to the rapidly evolving world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and global mobility customers, including aviation, maritime, governments, and select enterprises. ELERA builds on Inmarsat’s #1 position in Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) and will be a springboard for scaling pioneering use cases on land, at sea, and in the air. Read More>>
Verizon expands global automation capabilities in collaboration with Equinix
Now, customers can quickly activate network services, benefit from lower access costs and increased networking agility. Since 2019, Verizon and Equinix have worked to enhance Verizon’s capabilities to handle the drastic shift in digital transformation journeys for enterprise and Public Sector due to the pandemic. Read More>>
Executive Movement 
Palo Alto Networks hires Barracuda Networks CEO BJ Jenkins as President
 Amid Jenkins arrival, Palo Alto Networks will shift former President Amit Singh to the new role of Chief Business officer. Singh and Jenkins will focus on bolstering the strategic customer relationships on the company’s large deals. Read More>>
BT shuffles chairmen: Adam Crozier sheds three other chairmanships to take the job
The new Chairman, 57-year-old Adam Crozier, is a Scotsman who, among different positions, has been joint CEO of the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, CEO of the Football Association and CEO of the commercial television company ITV.  Read More>>
Ericsson appoints new president for Latin America 
Ericsson has announced Rodrigo Dienstmann as the new president for its operations in the south of Latin America. In his new role, Dienstmann will be leading the company’s business in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay. Read More>>
Deals and Deal Renewals 
Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom invests in Google’s undersea cable project
The company invested in laying a 12,000 kilometer-long undersea cable to connect Taiwan with multiple Asian countries, such as Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Guam. The system will provide more than 190 terabits per second of capacity to satisfy the needs of 5G, IoT, AI, VR, and Cloud. Read More>>
Comtech awarded USD 3.6 Mn in military contracts 
The contracts are for X-band SSPAs and BUCs for transportable satellite communication terminals. Secure and available satellite communications are required to support all mission phases from the command center to the tactical edge. Read More>>
OneWeb takes funding to USD 2.7 Bn with Hanwha deal
OneWeb secured a strategic investment of USD 300 Mn from the South Korean Hanwha Group, bringing their total funding to USD 2.7 Bn since being rescued from bankruptcy. Hanwha invested for an 8.8 percent stake in OneWeb through its Hanwha Systems defense division. Read More>>
HCL picked by Rogers Communications to ensure enhanced operational stability
Rogers Communications had selected the tech giant to support the operational stability excellence in business and operational support systems and corporate IT systems. By focusing on cloud, automation, AI, fast networks, and more, Rogers can ensure that it meets its customers’ current and future needs. Read More>>
Axiata Malaysia selects Informatica to Power data-driven digital transformation
The deal comes as the mobile operator aims to become the nation’s most inspiring digital organization by 2022. Celcom aims to move towards integrated multi-access, multimedia services, and IoT solutions, in line with Malaysia’s evolving technologies and consumer behavior. Read More>>
Center setup and Expansion 
Motorola Solutions opens a multimillion-dollar cybersecurity facility in Gatineau
Motorola has launched a multimillion-dollar effort based in Gatineau to help fight cyberattacks against public safety agencies. Located at the company’s main Canadian facility, the center will monitor systems that host 911 services, using sophisticated software to detect potential cyberthreats and check for faults in the networks. Read More>>
Under Rakuten’s administration, Altiostar intends to expand in India
Recently, Japanese technology major Rakuten Group had acquired the US mobile technology company Altiostar Networks. Altiostar, which has more than 500 engineers at its development center in Bengaluru, intends to triple its headcount in India over the next year. Read More>>

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

The deployment of 5G infrastructures due to the shift in customer inclination toward next-generation technologies and smartphone devices is one of the key factors driving the industry. 

  • Telstra has partnered with AWS to explore AWS’s edge computing offerings integrated into its 5G network of the enterprise. It aims to speed up the performance of 5G applications and reduce latency in its network. 
  • Ventia has partnered with Vital to benefit customers reliant on critical communication technology and infrastructure across both public and private networks. 

The APAC telecom market is primarily driven by e-commerce and retailer buy-in platforms, smartphone ubiquity, and investments in 5G networks. 

  • NTT launched a new global data center interconnect network service for optimizing hybrid cloud environments. 
  • Ericsson, China Broadcasting Network Corporation (CBN), and UNISOC completed a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) downlink speed test showing the enhanced network capability of the 700 MHz frequency band for 5G. 

Startup Spotlight

Company – Lumenisity 
Total Funding – USD 16.11 Mn
About: Lumenisity is developing advanced cable solutions to address the need for massive bandwidth increases in high-capacity communications systems. Formed in 2016 to commercialize the world-class R&D in optical fiber technologies, the company is well funded by a consortium of industrial and private investors. Read More>>

Funding Alert

Cybersecurity startup SAFE Security raises USD 33 Mn from London-based British Telecom
This investment will allow BT to combine the SAFE platform with its managed security services to provide customers with a real-time view of how safe they are against an incredibly fast-moving cyber threat landscape. With this capital infusion, Safe Security’s total funding rises to USD 50 Mn. Read More>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

Rakuten Account Intelligence Report: Rakuten aims on massive simultaneous connection capabilities of 5G communications and logistics systems that utilize drone technology. The company also concentrates on expanding coverage and customer acquisition to achieve its goal of 96% population coverage in the summer of 2021. Read More>>
Altice USA, Inc. Account Intelligence Report: Altice USA invests in Smart Wi-Fi network technologies and flexible data plans to meet the growing needs of consumers. It also strengthens its digital capabilities by developing AI-based automated solutions to create long-term business models and support the inevitable digital transition. Read More>>
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